Become An Election Worker
Play an active and important role in your community and earn extra money in the process!
The Laclede County Clerk is currently recruiting election workers for upcoming elections. Election workers are a critical part of the election process. What a great opportunity to serve your community!
Please join us for this rewarding experience.
Who is Eligible?
Election worker requirements:
Attendance and Punctuality
- Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Judges must abide by this schedule.
- Judges must attend training sessions provided.
- Judges must be at the polls no later than 5:30 a.m. and earlier in big-turnout elections (to be determined by the team of election judges). After 7:00 p.m. polls are closed and all of the teams must stay and assist in closing procedures.
- Election Judges may take a one-hour break during the day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (schedule with election day team and ensure bipartisan representation at the polls during the absence): RSMo 115.097.
- Supervisory Judges shall be responsible for the return of election supplies from the polling place to the election authority and have any additional duties as prescribed by the election authority: RSMo 115.081.
Election Judges must be able to work well with fellow team members and share in the responsibility for the operation of the polling place. You must be able to work well with others in a spirit of positiveness and cooperation.
Follow the “Golden Rule”: treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s also important to stay positive, offer assistance, and listen to what others are saying to effectively resolve issues with coworkers and serve voters.
Willingness to Learn
Elections are always changing, whether it’s new equipment, added security, or new voting processes. Because of these changes, we need people who are willing and able to learn how to use new equipment, how to fulfill Election day best practices, and how to accurately verify voter eligibility and count votes.
You’re expected to be conscientious about accuracy and compliance of the election laws and committed to do your best to follow our instructions. This job is about providing citizens in your community their right to cast a ballot for the candidates or issues of their choice with their privacy being protected at the polls.
Election worker pay:
- For questions on election judge pay call the Laclede County Clerk’s Office at 417-532-5471.
To apply to become an election worker, complete the election judge questionnaire (PDF) and submit it to the Laclede County Clerk’s office.
If you have questions about serving as an election worker, you may call 417-532-5471 or Contact Us.